Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The "Big Book" of BEA
With Book Expo America set to convene in New York in a little over two weeks, we can already tell you the undisputed "big book" of the fair: BUZZ BOOKS 2013: Fall/Winter, released today, is our newest free ebook with substantial excerpts from 40 big titles to be featured at BEA and into the big fall season, weighing in at a big 750 virtual pages.
It was just a year ago that we began this very successful initiative, giving thousands of publishing people and passionate readers alike their first look at such major debuts as Kevin Powers' The Yellow Birds, ML Stedman's The Light Between Oceans, Peter Heller's The Dog Stars, and Amanda Coplin's The Orchardist, plus many other soon-to-be bestsellers and "books of the year" including Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her.
The new edition builds on that successful tradition with the first look at major authors you know and love -- Jonathan Lethem, Elizabeth Gilbert, Wally Lamb, Amy Tan, Sue Grafton and Chang-Rae Lee -- and debut novels from Hanya Yanagihara (The People in the Trees), Hannah Kent, (Burial Rites), Valerie Plame (Blowback), Graeme Simsion (The Rosie Project) and even James Franco (Actors Anonymous).
A bigger YA and children's section boasts work from Walter Dean Myers, Brandon Sanderson, James Swanson, and Tamora Pierce. And a bigger-than-ever nonfiction sections includes bestselling author Alan Weisman anticipated second book Countdown, along with excerpts from New York writer Dana Goodyear and Luke Barr and newsmaking books on the way from Johnny Carson confidant Henry Bushkin and Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints survivor Rebecca Musser (The Witness Wore Red).
And Publishers Lunch editor Sarah Weinman's detailed preview of the season -- which opens the book -- provides a condensed and informed look at over 100 other buzzworthy titles to look out for, at BEA and in the months to come.
The trade edition is available by direct epub download from us, and special editions from NetGalley and Kindle. It includes detailed rights, publicity and promotional info and click-throughs at the end of almost all the excerpts to request or immediately download the full digital galley from NetGalley.
The consumer edition -- to share with your readers, BEA Power Readers and more -- is available across all major ebookstores (ISBN 978-0985491079). And an abbreviated edition, still rich with 17 excerpts, is available in ebookstores around the world (978-0989321303) for readers outside of the US.